Urinal Blocks: Para vs Non-Para

When purchasing urinal blocks, you'll need to choose between para and non-para blocks. Para stands for paradichlorobenzene, and many states have outlawed it because the World Health Organization (WHO) considers it to be possibly carcinogenic to humans based on studies with mice. There are pros and cons to both the para and non-para blocks, so keep reading to discover which is best for your needs.

The biggest downside of para blocks is the possible health danger. The benefits are that it lasts for a long time and has a pleasant cherry smell. Para blocks are heat-activated and melt slowly, rather than dissolving and breaking into pieces with use.

Non-para blocks are use-activated; they break apart and dissolve with use, delivering additional odor control as they do so. The benefits are that they effectively control odor, help clean the urinal, and do not contain carcinogenic ingredients. They are 100% biodegradable and environmentally friendly.

If you’re still unsure which type of urinal block you should get, please call us at 800-338-3155, and we’d be happy to answer any questions.